LifeWorks: Development of an a Web-Based Life Management Application for Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities and Caregivers.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: H133S110051
Agency Tracking Number: H133S110051
Amount: $498,470.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 84.133S-2
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Assistech Systems, LLC.
99 West 10th Avenue, Suite 397., Eugene, OR, 97401-
DUNS: 001283642
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Keating
 (541) 342-3763
 tkeating@cognitopia.com
Business Contact
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This project develops a prototype of a web-based self-management application for individuals with cognitive disabilities and those who support them. The application uses a database of an individual’s life and needs to provide relevant, actionable, and accessible data to the consumer, family members, and/or support staff. Features include cognitively accessible interface, push notifications for consumers and caregivers, easy data entry for daily event tracking, and social networking capabilities. This project conducts usability testing and effectiveness evaluation of the product working directly with consumers and caregivers representing the target user group. This includes experimental field studies of impact on self-management and quality of life.

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